Lago Di Braies Elopement | Pragser Wildsee Wedding | Dolomites Elopement

Lago Di Braies is one of the most incredible lakes in the Dolomites. Before I had actually gone I had seen so many amazing pictures and dreamed of going. I always wondered if it would be as stunning at the images I saw and to say the least, it didn’t disappoint in the slightest! If you arrive early before people hop in the wooden boats you’ll see the most epic reflections on the lake of the surround mountains which make this sight even more awe inspiring! If you have an adventurous spirit, and love the outdoors and want to have an adventure elopement then having a Lago Di Braies Elopement would be so perfect!

Keep scrolling to see the epic images images and read all the elopement tips!

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Lago Di Braies Elopement

How to Get There

If you decide to have a Lago Di Braies Elopement I definitely suggest you rent a car and drive there by yourself. It’s the easiest and you won’t have to rely on anybody else and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to miss your epic elopement day because of a slow bus driver.

The main national road SS49 will lead directly to the lake and it’s connected to several different highways. I drove there from Venice and it was an absolutely gorgeous drive! It’s easiest to drive from Venice, Milano or Innsbruck or even from closer cities like Brunico, Trento, and Garda Lake.

Distance from each city:

Milan: 4.5 hours drive
Venice: 3 hours drive
Innsbruck: 2 hours drive
Brunico: 35 minute drivepragser wildsee elopement pragser wildsee elopement

Hotels to Stay At

Hotel Lago Di Braies

This hotel will give you the easiest access to the lake since it is right next to Lago Di Braies!

Majestic Hotel & Spa

This hotel is beautiful and is located about 35 minutes from the lake.

You can stay anywhere in Dobbiaco really and short drive to the gorgeous lake!

When To Have Your Elopement

I highly suggest to have a sunrise elopement or photo session to beat the crowds! Anytime after 9:00am a lot of people really start to roll in and I’m pretty sure you don’t want to have tons of people watch you as you say your vows. I mentioned it earlier as well, but in the morning you’ll be able see the reflection on the lake as well and that is something you do not want to miss!


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You can hike around Lago Di Braies which is a very easy hike, and will take only about 45 minutes.

You can also rent a boat which makes for a great experience and will give you a different perspective of the scenery! It is fairly expensive, but is definitely worth the money. The boat rentals are available from June to September, 10am to 5pm!

When To Go

You can go during summer or winter, but you will be limited on what you can do during winter. However, it is just as beautiful and serene during the winter as it is during summer!

Visit the Chapel

There is a tiny little church a few minutes walk from the hotel which is an iconic spot. The chapel was built in 1904 and had a major event during World War II where an SS commander brought 137 prisoners here to make an exchange for his safety. It can add a fun and unique charm to your elopement day!

Lago Di Braies Elopement

Lago Di Braies is the most beautiful lake I have ever seen in my life. If you’re a couple who loves the outdoors and wants to say their vows surrounded by epic mountains and a gorgeous lake then you really can’t go wrong with choosing to have your elopement here at Lago Di Braies.

Elopement Photographer

If you have an adventurous spirit and desire to have an intimate experience on your wedding day then eloping is probably a great choice for you! Eloping is all about having a stress-free, laid back and incredible experience. It is about starting your lives together on a rad adventure and committing your lives together in a place you’ve always dreamed of or in an extremely meaningful place to the both of you. If you are looking for an elopement photographer and for someone who will be by your side and help guide you through planning your dream elopement then I would be so honored to be a part of your special day! You can contact me >HERE< and I am so stoked to talk to you about your elopement! In the meantime, check out this article I wrote on How to Plan a Destination Elopement!

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  1. […] article all about planning an elopement there and handling the logistics! You can check out the Lago di Braies Elopement Tips to get more insight on how to get there, where to stay and all that good […]

  2. erin says:

    Absolutely beautiful photos! What month were you there?

    • Courtney Blankers says:

      Thanks so much, Erin!! I was there in September!!

  3. […] the sea, because it’s all so incredible. If you want a stunning mountain elopement then the Italian Dolomites are where it’s at! To be honest, the Dolomites are by far my favorite part of Italy because […]

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Courtney made the process SO easy! She does more than just photograph your day. She cares about you having the BEST elopement experience possible! I'll never be able to thank Courtney enough for making our dream day happen!

Contact me about your Elopement!

You probably have a million thoughts running through your head making you a bit overwhelmed.

How does this work? What can I do during my elopement? How do I choose my location? Is the ceremony legal? Can I elope with family?

One of the reasons you're probably eloping is because you want to have a stress-free day, but with so much uncertainty on how to plan an elopement how is it even possible?!

No need to stress, you're in the right place! This is where I come in and do the heavy lifting for you.

I'm Courtney, and I specialize in documenting adventurous elopements for couples who love the outdoors, but role is so much more than just an elopement photographer.

I'm here to guide you through every single step of planning your elopement and to give you a clear path tossing that stress out the window!

So, if you're ready to have a unique elopement experience that's actually focused on you, then let's friggin' do this!!

You know you want to elope,

and you know you want it to be meaningful and adventurous, but where do you start?!

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Courtney has a very warm and bubbly personality that shows through her work! She made my husband and I feel SO comfortable throughout the whole day.

We were very confused on how to start planning our adventure and she was there to answer a lot of our questions in the beginning and honestly with a very short time frame! We planned and got married in 6 weeks, because we knew we really wanted her there for our day and that is what she had available! It was a challenge well accepted for all three of us.

Our day was perfect. She captured our true essence of love and laughter and each photo shows it. There weren't very many set up photos unless we asked for them. She just gets you in the moment!

You can absolutely tell that Courtney loves what she does and wants your day to be perfect. She listens to you and really tries to understand you as a couple first and then uses that within her photography skills.

If you are looking for an adventure/elopement photographer I would highly suggest Courtney Lynn. We will be looking at and reliving our elopement forever thanks to her amazing photos. You won't be disappointed!

Amber & Ryan

Courtney was so helpful during the whole process! She helped put together a wonderful day!  She really wanted to make sure our wedding was just right for us. She made our elopement perfectly formulated for us, and I can't think of a more beautiful day!

One of our concerns going into an elopement was wanting to have pictures that let us remember the entire day. Courtney was there from start to finish and captured the whole day! Because of her outstanding work, we can share it with our loved ones, and they can experience the event almost as if they were there. We also really appreciated that she captured genuine moments between us instead of making it a photoshoot.

It felt like we were hanging out with a friend, and we think that helped us enjoy our day to the fullest.
If your dream wedding is an adventurous elopement day, I couldn't recommend Courtney more. She went above and beyond and was such a joy to work with throughout this whole experience.

She made us feel at ease and relaxed. Some wedding photographers are all about capturing posed moments that can be really awkward; that's NOT Courtney's style at all. Not only was she down to do whatever we wanted and go on little side adventures, but she made us feel comfortable.

She captured our true personalities and who we are as a couple! When looking at our gallery, our love for each other and our personalities can be seen in each image! She is extremely talented and did a phenomenal job of capturing the beauty of our wedding location. If you hire her, you will not regret it!

Sadye & Matthew

We are SO happy we decided to go with Courtney for our wedding photos! Originally we were supposed to elope in Italy, and she helped a TON with planning things like travel and what our day was going to look like.

Then the pandemic hit and we realized we probably weren't going to be able to go to Italy. So, we decided to change locations to Glacier!

She made it super easy and stress free, and helped plan what our new day in Glacier was going to look like!

Courtney was super easy to spend the entire day with, very friendly and fun to talk to! Even though our day didn't go exactly how we planned due to the weather, we all just went with the flow of it and it still turned out to be an amazing day!

If you're in doubt, just hire her!! You won't regret it one bit and you will get so many incredible photos to look back on your day!!

robbie & Aryton

When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken by Courtney!

Courtney  made the process so easy! She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! Courtney does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST day! She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details, like what type of shoes to wear! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married! After we exchanged our vows, we went to celebrate at a local pub (Courtney’s idea ;) ). It was a blast!!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making it happen. So for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney on your big day, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!

Taylor & andrew

"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen.

She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

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"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments.

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Shannon & Brandon

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session.

Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary.

She kept the focus on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"


"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

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Don't take it from me,
Take it from my past couples!

You’re in the right place!

I’m here to guide you through EVERY. SINGLE. STEP.

Let’s toss that’s confusion out the window and focus on how you want to get married!

Let me relieve those feelings of being lost, save you time, tell the story of your day and let’s get started creating a day that you’ll never forget!

So, if you know you want to elope,
but feel unsure on where to start, 

contact me & let's get starting creating your dream elopement!

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